I have it on good authority that a certain person was stopped by a man in a suit asking for directions to an imambargah. The person in question, heading the same way, gave a lift to the guy. Half way though the journey, the man’s coat slipped open and inside the person saw his chest was lined with explosives! The guy, realizing his jig was up, took out a gun and told the person that he was lucky and about to be shaheed and shouldn’t do anything stupid or he’ll just shoot him. Needless to say, the person was terrified.
Upon nearing the imambargah, the guy saw a number of security personnel at the entrance, panicked and told the person to take the car round back. There, seeing even more police presence, the guy ditched the car, with the comment “you’re very unlucky, u lost your chance at shahadat”. The person, terrified out of his wits, drove back home.
This brings me to an interesting question, what would you do in such a situation? This person had credible information about a real live potential suicide bomber, yet didn’t alert the authorities instead chose to go back home,leaving hundreds of others in the imambargah at risk. Take the poll and let us know what would you do in such a situation?
P.S. This incident took place today. So far, the bomber hasn’t struck. I pray for all our shia brothers and sisters, who are at their majlises to be safe tonight. On another note, Upto 5 terrorists armed with what were called ‘cyanide cans’ including two suicide bombers were caught. These guys were planning on mixing the cyanide with the drinks offered at various stalls. Cyanide kills within seconds of coming in contact with the human body.